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forland middle school in northwest d.c.. matt? >> reporter: lesli the school's chancellor didn't pretend today that closing more schools in the district is easy on schools or parents but she insisted it has to happen absolutely. mcfarland middle school in northwest washington was built in 1923. >> it is a prosal. >> reporter: if d.c. schools chancellor kaya henderson has her way the school will close in 2013. >> this is about using our resources wisely. >> reporter: earlier today henderson released a proposed list of 20 schools throughout the city that will close their doors for good after the current school year. >> these decisions are difficult, they mean transition. >> reporter: henderson says the schools including mcfarland middle are chosen because of low enrollment. the percentage of the buildings that are actually being used. and the condition of their buildings. >> we want as many of our young people to go to school in a modernized building as possible. >> reporter: when students from the schools that are closing go to the new schools for the 2013/2014 school year, the average school e
at stake especially for our area. bruce, thank you. lesli? >>> the military vote will also play a big part in who wins today's presidential election. especially in battleground virginia which is one of the states with the most defense workers. andrea mccarren joins us now live from richmond with more on that part of the story. andrea? >> reporter: well, lesli republicans are optimistic at this hour. that this ballroom will be hosting a victory party in the next few hours. earlier today we stopped in quantico, virginia in prince william county. a critical battleground including one for military votes. >> i have always voted all my life. i have never missed a vote. >> reporter: on a brisk legislation day morning in quantico, virginia, the main street is dotted with american flags. >> this decides the law made for our great country. >> reporter: voters in this area are passionate about casting their ballots. >> could this -- it's my american right. >> i'm very proud. you know, proud that we -- we served in iraq and afghanistan and we're fighting the war on terrorism. >> reporter: the populati
he is so fat. >> reporter: in lesli heights, arts. >> it takes about an hour per pumpkin. >> reporter: she has been carving for almost 10 years. she gets a request for her jack-o-lanterns every year but refuses to make a business of it. >> this is for me a hobby. . >> very artistic and i think it would take a lot of time. >> reporter: and what is even better than beyond brilliant. the fact that we can do any of this at all. >> this girl wouldn't let me go out in the hurricane so i was stuck at home watching movies and everything. so now we get to see it. >> reporter: i don't think nick could hear us so well out in georgetown. >> it's that kind of night. believe me. >>> so you never know what's going to happen. check out the pumpkin carving experiment that ended with a bang. >> are are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> are you sure? >> i think so. . >> okay. let's see here. >> oh. >> okay. we blew up the whole thing. [ laughing ] >> blew up the whole thing. not what you had in mind. that guy is known as the hooked on flying high and he was trying to demonstrate how you can use a small explos
. lesli? >>> after a wild chase including explosions, the man wanted for attempted murder in connection with three pipe bombings in northern virginia was taken into custody this afternoon. but he was not where the atf officials expected to find him. >> i'm peggy fox. northern virginia pipe bomb suspect was apprehended near great falls, montana this afternoon. and he had traveled more than 2,000 miles in two days from his home in stafford. he was pulled over for speeding by montana highway patrol, but then allegedly threw the pipe bombs at them and tried to get away. >> he was arrested by the montana state police. due to the high-speed pursuit. deploying pipe bombs. from what we understand, he was arrested in possession of a handgun, but taken off safely with no incidents. >> he is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. weapons charges, and terror charges. they stem from three pipe bombings on tuesday morning at the home of their former girlfriend and the home of the detective and the former home of the stafford county sheriff's deputy. peggy fox, 9news now. >>> a pair of
. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool air for much of the week. temperatures running some eight to ten degrees below normal and today no exception. sun's come out but look at these readings at noon, still in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and lovettsville. 50 in fairfax and 47 upper marl blow. we'll be bacteria -- marlboro. we'll be back with the weekend forecast when we return. >>> you know, so often our pets have allergies. they become ill just like we do. if we eat the wrong food. well guess what? there's a woman from fairfax who has created a treat that's called bistro bites. so if your dog has allergies, if your dog needs to be gluten- free, then you need to get bistro bites, i'd like to introduce valerie perlowitz. the owner of bistro bites, how did this come about? >> it came about by the fact that i had a 10-week-old yorkie poo. and he -- i couldn't find anything to feed him. he was only 8 pounds and i found myself constantly breaking things up like most of us do. you said you have two yorkies yourself. >> yeah. >> and find yourself breaking it up. and so i looked around. there
was spearheaded by joleen ivy after leslie johnson pleaded guilty in the corruption scandal of her husband. initially, leslie johnson refused to step down from office. she eventually did and pleaded guilty to the charges. if question 3 passes, a politician will be suspended from office at the moment he or she is found guilty. >>> people in virginia have been waiting in long lines since the polls opened this morning. the commonwealth is playing a key part in the presidential and u.s. senate races. tom costello has more on that. >> good day from the greater richmond area. at this polling place, the biggest polling precinct, we are told in all of this county, they were lined up before the sun came up, about 300 people lined up here at this polling place at about 6:00 in the morning. the earliest voter was standing in line at 3:30 this morning. it's critical along with three other counties to decide how this vote goes. fairfax county is critical, of course. prince william county and loudoun county. this state went for president obama in 2008 then voted for a republican governor. so, it is purp
it after leslie johnson pleaded guilty to a corruption case. she initially refused to step down. but eventually she did resign. >>> in the district, vote letters cast their ballots to fill the council chair seat by kwame brown. the winner will complete brown's term which runs through january of 2015. brown, you will recall, resigned back in june after admitting he gave false information on applications to give bank loans worth more than $200,000. d.c. residents have a few more hours to vote on three measures folksed on preventing corruption in the wilson building. proposed charmter amendment 5 asks if members should have the power to expel a member for gross misconduct. the council would have to have a super majority. amendment 6 would make a person leave office and be banned from ever serve in office again. amendment 7 would apply the same penalties to the city's mayor. >>> and make news 4 and nbc washington.com your election headquarters tonight. we'll have live continuing coverage throughout the evening. still ahead, we'll see what's buzzing on social media this election day.
demonstration that went very wrong on live tv. anita? >>> lesli, i'm here in clifton, virginia, their generator was close to running out after sandy blew through. fortunately the lights are back on here and we have an amazing story to share. we'll see you after the break. >>> we have a very personal account of what prolonged outages could mean to families in our region. i'm anita brikman and i'm at the nichols home in virginia. they are loyal viewers of ours. thank you for inviting us into your home. steve has als, ventilator dependent. so the power outage was becoming a critical situation for them. i want to share a little bit of an e-mail that she sent to me yesterday. she wrote dear anita, i want to personally thank you for being our beacon in ery storm. my husband, steve, waits for your telecast each evening before i get him into bed. he as als, a top-of-the-line disability. he does not move or speak, but oh that smile. he's ventilator, dependent, the machine breathes for them so those of us who love him have one more day and the day after that. we are waiting for our power to be restored h
ptacek is here to spoil your appetite once again. >> lesli and derek, to make our list, they had to not only have repeat violations, we only put places under surveillance for investigation where we'd already found problems that they should have known someone would be watching. sir, take your hands off the equipment. we've been tracking his store and four others ever since inspectors closed them citing food dangers and we broadcast issues we found ourselves after they'd passed reinspections. shortly after we found that rat ad mid-city deli near logan sir -- at mid city deli near logan circle in april. it hasn't reopened. at evergreen supermarket in temple hills it closed, too. the others are open. >> this is second time you come here, right? >> reporter: our first time at circle seven express on martin luther king avenue southeast we found this outdated baloney. inspectors had closed circle seven twice for food dangers citing rotten produce, live roaches, mice and outdated merchandise including baby food. we'd already found this outdated juice when the manager found us. >> leave
competitive about the day. 4-year-old leslie, his 3-year-old brother, luke. take a listen. >> mitt romney wins. >> i'm mitt romney. >> no, no. you're president obama. you didn't win. >> hey. >> no. i win. >> i win. >> i win. >> i win. >> mitt romney wins. >> i win. >> i win. >> oh. >> oh, no. >> hopefully not a preview of things to come this evening. remember abigael? it's almost over abi. take a look. >> because -- i'm crying because i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh. it will be over soon, abi. okay? the election will be over soon. okay? >> okay. >> oh. i'm doing my own sleep study. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. ♪ ♪ ♪ grown in america. picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life. good morning, it is election day and maryland voters will answer some key ballot questions today. they will decide whether to gambling, legalized same
and will not set women back 50 years and finally leslie says i think equal pay for equal work is the most pressing issue for women this election. what do you think? i'll get back to you on that. this is referring to the 2009 lilly ledbetter fair pay act and i know, diane, you spoke to governor romney about this. he said while he didn't support it at the time, if he were elected he would not repeal it. but that lack of support, i think, did influence a number of women out there. >> yes, and then ultimately he wouldn't tell me. he would not say whether he, indeed, would have signed it if it came to his desk. i don't believe he ever said he would have signed it if it came to his desk. so, cokie, on this issue of the single ladies out there and other women -- what do you think? >> i'm certainly seeing single ladies being overwhelmingly for president obama as they were four years ago and there's no real falloff there, but i was just looking to see if we had a number on that abortion question to see if that seems to be the indicator. the problem is people tend to say when you ask about, you know, what i
, working with romney for president, and seeming leslie with the state party and put together a grass roots network. we good it with fewer resources than the contracts had at first and certainly with less team because we had to go through a primary process first. i'm proud of the of our volunteers, i'm proud of the way we worked with boston and everybody tonight ought to be extremely proud of the work that you have done. i'm happy to tell that you in ohio we are seeing some good results. we had good turnout in southwest ohio and some of the swing areas we have some early voting results in now. places like lake county that some of you follow or hamilton county we are seeing better than expected early voting results for us. and frankly worse than expected for the democrats. we've also seen some good results in coal country tonight, belmont county. so we are doing what we expected to do in energy counties in ohio. and that encourages me a lot. you remember during the campaign that mitt talk a lot about this friday night -- >> okay. that's senator rob portman calling in via skype talking to the
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